Re: more pancreatitis questions
Most people with pancreatitis get put on nothing by mouth if in hospital with IV's or just clear liquids as anything else stimulates the pancreas to secrete. Stomach acid also stimulates pancreatic secretion, so some people get put on a proton pump inhibitor and/or H2 blocker to reduce acid production in stomach. I would ask your Dr. to give you clear instructions for oral intake, a stronger pain med to take and a PPI. If your levels of amylase are higher today, I would ask about hospitalization for IV fluids and pain control. You would likely get your tests done a lot quicker to find the cause and get it treated.